by Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Tuesday 1 April 2014

The Human Library was founded to ‘reduce prejudices and encourage understanding’. It works like any other library – you check out a person and then he or she will be able to tell you stories of their life. The Human Library currently in London has a number of ‘books/people’ up for loan where they describe their difficult experiences in life, from drug abuse to living on the street. Each person can be ‘borrowed’ for half an hour.

There are currently 150 human libraries around the world, with Australia being the first country in the world with a permanent library (it’s in Lismore).

Via World Crunch